Well & Let Me Down Easy
In Rotating Repertory
At the Portland Playhouse
By Lisa Kron
May 9th – June 15th, 2019
In the opening moments of this Tony-nominated Best Play on Broadway, Lisa Kron assures us this play is not about her mother and her. But, of course, it is about her mother, and her mother’s extraordinary ability to heal a changing neighborhood, despite her inability to heal herself. In this self-professed solo show with people in it, Kron asks the provocative question: Do we create our own illness? The answers she gets are much more complicated than she bargained for as the play spins dangerously out of control into riotously funny and unexpected territory.
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This glorious and funny new play opens doors of insight and emotion that no other play in New York is opening. I fell in love with ‘Well.’ –New York Times
By Anna Deavere Smith
May 16th – June 16th, 2019
In this theater piece constructed from verbatim interview transcripts, Anna Deavere Smith examines the miracle of human resilience through the lens of the national debate on health care. Drawn from in-person interviews, Smith creates an indelible gallery of 20 individuals, known and unknown—from a rodeo bull rider and a World Heavyweight boxing champion to a New Orleans doctor during Hurricane Katrina, as well as former Texas Governor Ann Richards, cyclist Lance Armstrong, film critic Joel Siegel, and supermodel Lauren Hutton. A work of emotional brilliance and political substance from one of the treasures of the American theater. Originally created as a one-person show, the Profile Theatre production will feature the same six-person cast performing Lisa Kron’s Well.
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Vitally important, wide-ranging and ultimately very moving. -Los Angeles Times
2 Dynamic Stories. 1 Ensemble of Actors.
Profile Theatre Box Office: 503-242-0080, Tuesday-Friday, 12:00-4:00 pm
2:00 pm matinees on Sundays
Performing at Portland Playhouse, 602 NE Prescott St., Portland OR 97211 Directions
Daniel Meeker, Scenic and Lighting Designer
Matt Wiens, Sound Designer
Sarah Gahagan & Alex Pletcher, Costume Designers
Kyra Sanford, Properties Master
Karen M. Hill, Stage Manager
Breydon Little, Assistant Stage Manager
Jamie M Rea, Line Producer